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Thoughts on David Burke's for Thanksiving?

Silverlaker Oct 23, 2009 04:40 PM

Did a search and looks like it's a good spot. Anyone been for Thanksgiving? How far from Hotel Burnham is it? (We'll be taking a cab).

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    Silverlaker Nov 1, 2009 11:12 PM

    Um, this might not be a good sign as no-one has replied. I thought this place was decent, no? The menu looks good. We got resies on Turkey-day, should we try somewhere else?

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      ChemWork Nov 2, 2009 06:01 AM


      I'm with you--I also made reservations for Thanksgiving at David Burke's and have been hoping that others would reply to your post. I haven't seen responses to other posts about Thanksgiving so maybe no one has opinions. I'll be right across the street so it was more convenient for me. I also have reservations that week at TRU, Spring, Zocalo, and Cafe Spiaggia so I think I'll be OK. This was a thread last year which recommended David Burke's:

      Cafe Spiaggia
      980 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

      358 W. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60610

      980 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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        lbs Nov 2, 2009 06:03 AM

        I think most Chicagoans eat at home on Thamksgiving hence the lack of replies. David Biurke has a great repuation though so I wouldn't be too worried.

        1. nsxtasy Nov 2, 2009 06:40 AM

          I have not been there for Thanksgiving, but I was there on Mother's Day, as well as several times on non-holidays. They do a great job at everything, whether it's their usual steak-oriented offerings at lunch and dinner, or their Sunday brunches (basically what they did on Mother's Day), or their special occasions. The food and service have always been excellent, and their special occasion meals are a surprisingly good value, too. (Thanksgiving is $39 for adults, $15 for kids 10 and over, free for younger kids, with supplements for a few expensive dishes. That's very reasonable for this level of quality, particularly in the downtown hotel district.) They didn't miss a beat with all the families with kids on Mother's Day, and I'm sure they'll be just as good on Thanksgiving. Excellent choice. (I'm holding a reservation there for Thanksgiving myself.)

          Burke's is a little over half a mile north of the Hotel Burnham. You could take a cab if you want, but it's also not a bad walk if the weather is decent.

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            chicgail Nov 2, 2009 07:16 AM

            Welcome back nsxtasy. Missed your posts recently.

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              Kaelin Nov 2, 2009 08:35 AM

              I second that, chicgail! Glad to see nsxtasy resurface.

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                Silverlaker Nov 2, 2009 09:42 AM

                Thanks all -- I had a good feeling about this place. We were looking for a mid-range restaurant in a nice, hip setting. I also figured steak houses know how to make a decent bird and all the sides. Thanks again!

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              ChemWork Nov 2, 2009 12:09 PM


              Thanks for your feedback. Your opinions have matched my experiences in the past so I am feeling confident about the meal I will get at David Burke's. I will be sure to issue a report on my visit.

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              Pete Oldtown Nov 4, 2009 05:57 PM

              My experience there (Sunday brunch) was mainly positive. There were a few dishes they mailed in, but I thought most were pretty terrific. I'd have no problem with trusting them.

              It's about a 10 minute walk from your hotel. Just avoid Reza's. I took my daughter there a few years ago, and it was pretty bad.

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                eatplants Nov 6, 2009 09:35 AM

                Great food including the sides, have not been there for a holiday though.. Also may consider Ditka's. Firends have had Thanksgiving there and loved it.

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                  Silverlaker Nov 8, 2009 11:53 AM

                  eatplant -- you had me at sides! That's what Thanksgiving's all about (to me) and why I dug their menu. Thanks again, all!

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